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Lion Stout - Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,280 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,280
Reviews: 833
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 48
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited visit their website
Sri Lanka

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
 http://www.lionbeer.com 

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-28-2001)
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-25-2014 00:54:43 | More by Latarnik
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-22-2014 23:54:01 | More by mdaschaf
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MontereyBay831

California

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-21-2014 15:06:25 | More by MontereyBay831
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Bluegrass49

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +27.2%

05-21-2014 13:25:11 | More by Bluegrass49
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.7%

05-19-2014 13:54:25 | More by ShanePB
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little_star

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

05-16-2014 23:10:27 | More by little_star
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Pens1967

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-13-2014 03:33:08 | More by Pens1967
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-13-2014 01:23:28 | More by MacStinson
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-11-2014 20:22:23 | More by Georgiabeer
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LoveStout

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-11-2014 19:42:26 | More by LoveStout
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-11-2014 19:35:11 | More by poskok
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-11-2014 19:34:51 | More by acurtis
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Black body with a big foamy beige head.

S: Dark and intense like a coffee and chocolate liqueur.

T: Hmm, it's only half what the nose promised. It's smokey and there's dark chocolate in there but it's missing some oomph although there is some unpleasant alcoholic bitterness. The mouthfeel is lightly zingy and not particularly complementary, and the finish leaves you wanting. It's slightly sweet.

O: Despite my pessimism it's a pretty fine beer, just that it falls short compared to other members of its genus. Of all the strong stouts I've had it is the least delicious.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2014 05:52:13 | More by Hoppsbabo
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superdoopersauce

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-11-2014 01:08:37 | More by superdoopersauce
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle served in a snifter glass.

A: Pours a creamy liquid which is black as oil. Forms a medium creamy beige head. Medium retention and some thin, spotty and molasses lacings. Some brown particles cab be seen in the bottom of chocolate

S: Great smell of roasted malts. Notes of dark chocolate, chocolate malts, flowery hops and some earthy notes in the end. Alcohol is perfectly hidden

T: Slightly sweet and quite roasted upfront. Strong notes of dark chocolate and chocolate malts. In overall, taste is crispy and dry. Good medium bitterness

M: Heavy and creamy body. Medium carbonation. Roasty and earthy aftertaste

O: Great drinkability. Excellent Foreign Stout. Big surprise

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 15:04:21 | More by eduardolinhalis
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JohnLikesBeeraLot

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-09-2014 19:59:59 | More by JohnLikesBeeraLot
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kilobees

Kentucky

5/5  rDev +27.2%

05-09-2014 01:33:34 | More by kilobees
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-07-2014 05:48:11 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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Lukass

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-06-2014 00:42:18 | More by Lukass
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hermit990

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-04-2014 02:47:38 | More by hermit990
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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

05-03-2014 23:01:58 | More by HeadyTheElder
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bushbeer75

Michigan

3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz. brown bottle

Lion Stout poured a dark almost totally black except for some garnet color highlights when it is hit by light. The head formed was 1 3/4 fingers, dense, bubbly and mocha colored with light clingy lacing left behind as consumed. The nose is lighter than expected, dominated by roasted dark malts and chocolate. The taste is stronger than the nose, also dominated by roasted dark malt with sweet notes of chocolate and coffee. The finish is on the sweet side and a little dry. Mouth feel is smooth and medium bodied with the alcohol well hidden making good drinkability.

Lion Stout is my first taste of the foreign/export stout style. This ale has made me a fan!...I'll have another.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2014 20:50:51 | More by bushbeer75
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amalburg

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

05-03-2014 15:43:51 | More by amalburg
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MattXT

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-02-2014 01:29:05 | More by MattXT
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lochef81

Michigan

3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've seen this stout for years on the shelf and avoided it based upon its location of origin; I couldn't have been more wrong. This stout pours a near black color with a small tan head that gives way to a nice film and lacing. The nose is a very pleasant familiar blend of coffee, chocolate, sweet roasted malts, dried fruit, and vanilla. Mouthfeel is a little flat, could definitely use a little more creaminess. The flavor is exactly as the nose foretold but, unfortunately, there is a long lasting metallic aftertaste that spoils what would be a truly outstanding stout. Hard to believe the abv, it is so well hidden. For its cost and availability this could definitely become a go to stout for me...just lose the metal in the finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2014 00:44:23 | More by lochef81
Lion Stout from Ceylon / Lion Brewery Limited
88 out of 100 based on 1,280 ratings.